Lisboa has some wonderful little old-fashioned shops, some established in the nineteen hundreds, that specialise in items with exclusive productions. They are located in narrow streets, in the older areas of the city. Here are a few.
CONSERVEIRA DE LISBOA SELLING CANNED FISH:
Founded in 1930 this small shop sells all types of canned fish, the most famous being sardines. Its fame is that the tins are individually wrapped with its uniquely designed paper. Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 34. Tel: +351-218864009. www.conserveiradelisboa.pt
Founded in 1919. Further along from the Conserveira this little shop first started sellng ropes and similar products but in 2006 started selling patés, olive oil, bread, biscuits, chocolates, wines and other items beautifully packaged, from Portuguese producers from all over the country. It is part of the Museu do Pão (Bread Museum) in Seia. Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 117-119.
WINES & SPIRITS AT LISBOA’S NAPOLEÃO WINE SHOPS & GOURMET:
This shop specialises in wines, ports, spirits, Portuguese gourmet food such as jams, olive oil. Rua dos Fanqueiros, 70. Tel: +351-218861108 and Rua Conceição, 16. Also in the Rua Misericordia, 121, Chiado. Tel: +351-213427182. www.napoleao.co.pt
LUVARIA ULISSES: EXCLUSIVE LEATHER GLOVES
In the Chiado district this tiny shop specialises in producing exclusively handmade leather gloves. It was established in 1925. Rua do Carmo, 87A. Tel: +351-213420295. www.luvariaulisses.com